Almost eighteen months ago, I submitted our story in response to to a call out on Twitter. At that point, I didn't really know much about the project, other than it was endorsed by Tommys and SANDS. Once I heard more about it, it transpired that Nicola Gibson and Emma Beck where working on a … Continue reading Stillbirth Stories : Because Each Story Matters
I wanted to share a fundraising project that we've been working on. If you don't follow us on social media, you may not have seen that we've put together an auction to raise money for Tommys on Instagram. The fundraising focus has now shifted to the London Landmarks Half in March and we are approximately … Continue reading #LeoForTommysAuction
Apologies for the quiet over here lately, we've been busy moving house! I just wanted to put a post up to let people know about The Butterfly Awards if they don't follow along on social media. The Butterfly Awards aim to celebrate and raise awareness of the people, both personally and professionally, affected by Baby … Continue reading Butterfly Awards 2017
Yesterday, The Miscarriage Association launched their #SimplySay campaign to highlight the different things you could say to support someone following a miscarriage - as well as some typical things to avoid... It's really great to see organisations tackle this aspect of baby loss. It might seem like a small thing to some people, but seriously … Continue reading What to #SimplySay to someone after a miscarriage
I'll admit, I've been meaning to write a dedicated blog post about why we are fundraising for Tommy's for quite some time. So, with a week to go until Ride London - I've given myself a kick, and I'm going to give it a bash. Ride London is our biggest event so far, but as … Continue reading Why are we Fundraising for Tommy’s?
Today, we had the honour of attending a training event for Central Manchester NHS Trust, as a patient representative for the Rainbow Clinic. We've discussed previously our involvement with the Clinic - it uniquely provides care in a subsequent pregnancy following a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their method of antenatal care is all inclusive, providing … Continue reading Sharing our Journey : Tommy’s Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre
Milestones have been really important in this pregnancy. This morning, we have been able to put "30" on our milestone board for Magpie, something that when we first put a little lonely "6" on there back in Autumn seemed almost unimaginable! But, we've done it! THIRTY! So, as we love a milestone celebration, AND we … Continue reading Magpie Baby Pool!
I've been really impressed lately with the Head Together foundation in general, and their message of #oktosay - I spotted today that they've got their own emoji with their hashtag on Twitter, so its clearly going places! Not that a campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was ever really going … Continue reading Heads Together & #oktosay
Today, it is our second Mother's Day. If you think too hard, I know exactly what this day *should* look like for us as Mothers to a just-over-one-year-old. I asked The Wife last night how she was feeling about it, and we both agreed that - oddly - we actually felt okay. I think in … Continue reading #WeAreAllMums
Today is International Women's Day - a day to celebrate the women's rights movements, and the position that women hold today in society as a result, but also campaign for change and progress. This year's theme centres around women in the world of work with the moto of #BeBoldForChange. Whilst I've always been aware as a … Continue reading Baby Loss and International Women’s Day 2017